Sunday, January 28, 2018

Life: It Goes On - January 28

Clearly not taken recently!
Happy birthday to The Big Guy! The celebration will be low key (we went out last night for pizza and drinks). With three of the kids not here to help eat it, it seems kind of silly to even get a cake. Still, when we are only a few weeks away from the seven year anniversary of the day he found out he had cancer, we won't let the day go by without cake and some celebration of life.

We've had the Nebraska-est of winter weeks this week. Six inches of wet, heavy, blowing snow on Monday morning, 50+ degree days by the end of the week as a reward for those dangerous commutes. We are way behind on snow this year, and I know we need the moisture, but I far prefer the end of the week to the beginning!

This Week I'm:

Listening To: I finished The Monsters of Templeton but I'm not sure what I'll listen to next. I'm not entirely sure what I even have in my car, to be honest. I only hope I like the next one better than Templeton (review tomorrow).

Watching: A group of book club friends went to see Phantom Thread the other night. It is beautifully filmed, the costumes are incredible, the acting is wonderful and it is, by far, the slowest, quietest movie I have ever seen. I'm still thinking about it days later but it's not a movie that's not for everyone.

Reading: Holy crap - I'm reading Julie Heabelin's Paper Ghosts but it is giving me the chilly-willys so bad that I can only really read it during daylight hours if I don't want to risk nightmares.

Making: French bread, chili, bacon macaroni and cheese, and flatbread pizzas. Leftovers, happy hour noshes, and dinner out last night rounded out our meals this week so not a lot of cooking. Miss H's new boyfriend ate with us a couple of nights so I did have to bring out some real food this week!

Planning: Today Miss H and I are diving into her stuff in my office. Everything that doesn't fit in her room lands in my office and it's time to rethink the way we're storing her things so that my office works better as an office.

Thinking About: Elton John tickets. Do we buy tickets when they go on sale for a concert in Omaha that's not for another year or do we buy tickets for a show in another city and see him sooner? These are the kinds of things BG loves to spend time pondering and I'm just along for the ride.

Tier One friends!
Enjoying: Happy hour with dear friends. We jokingly call each other "Tier One" friends which only means that we can tell each other anything, that laughter is guaranteed, and that we will lift each other up. It's always a good evening when the three of us are together.

Feeling: Ready to simplify my life. It's absolutely a first world problem when you have so much stuff that three people are crowded in a house that five people used to have plenty of room in.

Looking forward to: There is absolutely nothing on my calendar for this week that I have to do but a couple of events I may attend assuming I come home from work willing to leave the house again.

Question of the week: It's movie award season. Do you pay attention to these awards? Make a point to see the nominated movies?


  1. Congratulations on the cancer-free anniversary! We have one of those coming up, too.

    Sorry you didn't like Monsters of Templeton.

    My BFF and I are going to see Elton, too. Can't wait!

  2. Happy Birthday to your husband! There's only three of us, but we never pass up cake. LOL Still, I understand. Pizza is a good way to celebrate. :-) Phantom Thread looks good. I don't think I have heard of it. You're making me want to drop everything and read Paper Ghosts soon!

    I used to be on top of the movie awards, but lost interest after Mouse was born. The movies I mostly see now are children's movies and the Star Wars movies (thanks to my husband). I couldn't even tell you what is out and when.

    I hope you have a great week, Lisa!

  3. Happy birthday to your husband! And I'll look forward to what you think about PAPER GHOSTS. Haven't seen a review of it yet. Sounds good.

  4. J and I spent one year watching all the Oscar nominated movies but I don't know if it was an off year or if our tastes just didn't line up with film critics but we were not fans of any of them. After that we've kind of let it go. How nice to have Tier 1 friends and happy birthday to the Big Guy!

  5. I used to be a film major so award season always holds a special place in my heart but I live in a wide, sprawling suburban town of over 250K and the city hardly ever runs the movies that are nominated. We are getting an indie film house next year though so that will change.

    I really want to get a Movie Pass. Do you have one? My friends have one and they have seen every movie out!